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Bubba's

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Hamburgers, Hawaiian
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5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808 826 7839
Today
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 93
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  • 37
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good burger and fries

This place was fine. The burgers and fries are both good. I can't go raving on about it; it was just your basic burger and fries place. Better than fast food. :) I enjoyed sitting on the patio looking at the ocean and palm trees and people watching (we ate at the Kapaa location).

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Beckasdream
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Kansas City, Missouri
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  • Families with children
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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This place was fine. The burgers and fries are both good. I can't go raving on about it; it was just your basic burger and fries place. Better than fast food. :) I enjoyed sitting on the patio looking at the ocean and palm trees and people watching (we ate at the Kapaa location).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Overpriced burgers could have used some seasoning. Soda machine was way off. Pricey for what you get which is rather small burger. the service was good however

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fast food on the beach. We had the burger, fries and a root bear. Burger was good, seemed like fast food on the main land to me. Fries were good and onion rings looked better!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Burger and shakes good in a casual setting. Supports local beef and produce. The trademark slogan is, "WE CHEAT TOURISTS, DRUNKS, AND ATTORNEYS" which had prompted an LA attorney to write a "Cease and Desist" letter, answered by Bubba's plumber and part time attorney hilariously - both posted on the wall. A good reasonably priced meal right in the heart... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

So you've spent a perfect day at Hanalei basking in the sun or swimming in the magnificent waters of Kauai. What better way to top of the perfect day in paradise with a burger so juicy, so tasty, and so delicious that you can feel your arteries hardening, but you just don't care because it's SO DAMN GOOD! Or better... More 

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Florence
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Bubba's has good burgers but I will say you can find better. With all the options on the island look around and at some of my other reviews - you will find better.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

There are a few Bubba's in Kauai. They are decent, slightly over-priced burgers and fries, but tasty. Within the weeks we went there twice. My only negative comment is anything besides the bun and meat they charge for everything. There is a turn-off in my opinion. If you're looking for a nice loaded burger you should pass this place up.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Best hamburger in Kauai! Get a double bubba burger with the onions and an order of frings (1/2 fries, 1/2 onion rings) and you will be in food paradise. This place ain't McDonald's baby...so be patient if there's a line.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We enjoyed the same quality burgers at this Hanalei location as the southern location. This location is more of a take out place than an eat-in restaurant. It is a great place for an economical, delicious meal. The wait is worth it as they cook your order while you wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Bubba's is no a "fast food joint" my friends. However, if you can endure the wait to order and the longer wait to receive your order, then you will find that Bubba's in Hanalei makes the best hamburgers east of Vladivostok..

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Additional Information about Bubba's

Address: 5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808 826 7839
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: 808 826 7839

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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